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1972 Gran Torino Sport on 2040cars

Year:1972 Mileage:83730 Color: Red / Tan
Location:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Coupe
Engine:351cc
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 2h38h109169 Year: 1972
Interior Color: Tan
Make: Ford
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Torino
Trim: Sport
Drive Type: rear wheel drive
Mileage: 83,730
Exterior Color: Red
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"The car has some rust which I will post pix, the floor pan on the back passenger seat will need to be fixed or replaced and the interior will need to be redone. The gas gauge does not work or the clock. The paint is in fair condition but is starting to fade."

 You are bidding on a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport. This has been a daily driver since I bought it in 2005 it has a 351cc Cleveland  motor 2 barrel stock from everything I know. I have never had the motor opened up. The motor and tranny are in good shape no leaks and does not smoke. Things I have done over the years replaced the carburetor, 4 new tires they now have about 20000 miles on them, replaced the ball joints and some of the bushing, recently replaced the back shocks, front shocks replaced about three years ago, we tinted the windows about 6 month ago, master cylinder was replaced 5 months age, starter replaced about a year ago, changed the radio to an FM CD player, added some 6X9 speakers, quarter window seals, front and rear emblems about 5 years ago and a bench seat cover.

 Things that need attention she has some rust in the normal spots re-quarter panels, under the doors, trunk lid, under the vinyl top, a few spots on the hood, interior needs to be replaced, passenger front fender has a small dent, paint is starting to fade, power steering has a leak, gas gauge does not work along with the clock and tires are ok for now. If I can think of anything else I'll add it. The mileage posted is what the odometer reads I have NO IDEA of its accuracy.

I bought this car because it could be driven and worked on it wasn't someone else's jigsaw puzzle nor was it a trailer queen. She is affordable and can be enjoyed my son and I have done just that, she is a little better off than we found her. 

I am selling this car in as is condition with warranty at all. All sales are final so PLEASE ask all the questions before you bid I will try to get you the info or picture if you need them asap. Bid to win if the price gets close to the reserve I may remove the reserve. 

The car is in south Florida but was in TN for about five years.

Winning bidder needs to pay for the car in full within 5 days and picked up in 7 days. Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer.

I hope I covered it all if not just ask. Thank you for your time and happy bidding        

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